Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

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April 1, 2014

BD baseball eyes county, sectional crowns

It might be unjust to define the identity of the Ben Davis baseball solely on wins and losses. After finishing the 2013 season at 7-18, exiting in the second round of the sectional, the Giants are an easy write-off on paper.

But if you look closer at the 2013 season results, you could make a case for BD as the ultimate dark horse to stir the pot this spring. The Giants’ hard-fought 2-1 loss to Avon in sectionals was an unfortunate, common occurrence that plagued a Giants team trying to establish a culture under sixth-year coach Aaron Kroll.

“Last year we just lost a lot of close games,” Kroll said. “We played really well in the county tourney, lost to eventual-winner Franklin Central in extra innings, led late against several other teams, but just couldn’t finish. We struggled down the stretch. We didn’t have pitching and didn’t hit the baseball really well. Last year was our worst offensive team as far as batting average from a statistical standpoint.”

But 2014 could be a change for the better at Ben Davis. After losing eight seniors, Kroll is putting the team in two of his most productive players’ hands. Seniors Cody Turpen and Sean Boswell are going to lead the Giants and help the younger players buy into Kroll’s vision.

Turpen, a Marian University commit, had a .262 batting average and 15 RBI last season, while Boswell contributed a .446 on-base-percentage and 18 stolen bases. Kroll has invested his belief in their ability to duplicate, if not improve on, 2013. Both are captains this season.

“I can’t ask any more of them as far as what they’ve done for the program,” Kroll said. “We have had a really good offseason, the best since I’ve been head coach, so I’m pretty optimistic. We’re really excited about what we have.”

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